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Top 10 Smallest U.S. States by Area

Can you name the 10 smallest US states by area?
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
First submittedSeptember 17, 2016
Times taken112,059
Average score90.0%
Rating4.96
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mi2
State
1,545
Rhode Island
2,489
Delaware
5,543
Connecticut
8,723
New Jersey
9,349
New Hampshire
mi2
State
9,616
Vermont
10,554
Massachusetts
10,932
Hawaii
12,406
Maryland
24,230
West Virginia
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Level 45
Sep 17, 2016
Great quiz. I totally forgot Hawaii! LOL
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2017
lol
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Level 87
Aug 13, 2018
lmfaowdfip!!!
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Level 41
Aug 13, 2018
what
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Level 56
Mar 17, 2019
laughing my [expletive] off with [expletive] fantastically illtreating [expletive]
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Level 33
Dec 9, 2020
all but West Virginia. How does 68% get West Virginia. It really isn't that small.
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Level 59
Sep 15, 2022
I just remember that it is the 41st largest state, and work backwards from there.
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Level 60
Sep 15, 2022
I didn’t and always assumed that it was the smallest state.
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Level 75
Oct 2, 2016
Fun, but aren't these listed in reverse order?
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Level 70
Jan 2, 2017
Smallest to largest would not be the reverse order since the subject is SMALLEST state, right? So RI, being the smallest, rightly comes first.
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Level 87
Aug 13, 2018
Work from the bottom up if it's exceedingly difficult to figure out this way.
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Level 83
Oct 3, 2016
It would be helpful to mention that the areas given are land areas. For example, the water portion of Maryland and Massachusetts both exceed 20%, and for Hawaii it exceeds 40%. Admittedly, I don't think the list would change - just the order of some of the entries.
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Level 87
Jun 18, 2018
Arbitrary water jurisdictions are generally tossed when speaking of a place's area.
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Level 81
Oct 4, 2016
missed Maryland - arrgh!
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Level 47
Jan 12, 2018
thought vermont was bigger than maryland
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Level 31
Aug 13, 2018
Bruh
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Level 48
Dec 3, 2016
I was able to get all ten but not before learning Maine isn't on the list... I guess that state's bigger than I realized!
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Level 63
Dec 3, 2016
It's actually the next one on the list!
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2017
Yes, me too
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Level 60
Jan 12, 2017
Maine is 10.000. sq mi bigger than West Virginia
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Level 87
Aug 13, 2018
Maine is as large as the 5 other New England states (New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut) combined.
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Level 55
Jul 23, 2021
Maine is actually comparable in size to Indiana. A LOT bigger than you'd think.
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Level 60
Jan 11, 2017
Should have been top 9.
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Level 76
Jan 11, 2017
... because you got 9/10?
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Level 84
Jan 11, 2017
Maybe because #10 is more than twice as big as #9? Seems like it is in a different class than the rest of these.
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Level 70
Jan 12, 2017
#2 is nearly twice as big as #1, and #3 is more than twice as big as #2. Cutting it off anywhere is arbitrary, and 10 seems to me a good enough number to use.
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Level 84
Nov 10, 2017
Top 1 Smallest States wouldn't make for a very good quiz.
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Level 44
Jan 11, 2017
Missed Massachusetts as I can't spell...!
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Level 48
Jan 15, 2017
Same here
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Level 23
Dec 9, 2020
Always remember: Every way possible where there could be a double consonant used, there is!
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Level 55
Dec 12, 2020
Nope, it could be Massachussetts.... it is in my world!
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2017
Completely blanked on New Jersey for some reason. Also, it's interesting to see the jump in square mileage between Maryland and West Virginia.
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Level 19
Oct 7, 2017
I got new jersey...........with one second left

LOL because i can't spell

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Level 71
Dec 9, 2020
Not surprised at NJ being on the list, but surprised it's so small. I thought for sure it would be larger than Massachusetts and Maryland.
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Level 60
Jan 11, 2017
They were all pretty easy until West Virginia...I never did get that one.
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Level 44
Jan 11, 2017
100% weeeee

-I have "Country Roads" stuck in my head now, all because of West Virginia xD it was the last one I got... didn't see the size difference between it and Maryland until there was only one left though.

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Level 79
Jan 11, 2017
NH & VT are out of order.
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2017
D'oh, should be fixed soon.
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2017
I tried Massachusetts so many times with many different spellings. I thought I'd tried this one but sadly no...
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Level 57
Sep 17, 2022
Same here! You're not the only one. And I know I've spelled it correctly on other quizzes, so not sure what happened here... weird!
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Level 44
Jan 14, 2017
I read the title as 'Top 10 Smelliest U.S. States by Area' xD
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Level 86
May 25, 2018
Funnily enough the answers are still the same.
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Level 87
Aug 13, 2018
Northern New Jersey rises that state to #1.
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2018
missing Indiana... wooooooof
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Level 30
Mar 22, 2017
West Virginia... Barely got it in time. Didn't expect to see it here.
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Level 43
Aug 7, 2017
Nice Quiz! Forgot Maryland! I did a whole mental scan of the US, and I still forgot it :(
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Level 71
Sep 26, 2017
Think you know where the States of USA are? ….. try my "Walk the coast of USA quiz"……

here it is

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Level 59
Nov 10, 2017
The trick is lots of the smallest states are in the north east.
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Level 64
Dec 5, 2017
Was not aware that Massachusetts was smaller than NH and VT.
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Level 45
May 17, 2018
light work
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Level 50
Jun 17, 2018
Whoops, missed Delaware and I live in the USA...
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Level 65
Jun 17, 2018
don't sweat it. I forgot WV.
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2018
100% with 01:04 remaining. Very good quiz and fun idea.
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Level 31
Aug 13, 2018
Got 100% with 0:47 left.
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Level 19
Sep 7, 2018
Puerto Rico is not a state. Att least not yet.
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Level 48
Sep 10, 2018
Since when did Puerto Rico become a state?????? Would love an answer.
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Level 49
Sep 11, 2018
That's the only one I missed because I was guessing only the 50 states
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Level 20
Sep 11, 2018
I mean, if we're counting Puerto Rico, then why not the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, etc. All are smaller than Rhode Island, none of which--like Puerto Rico--are states.
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Level 70
Sep 11, 2018
I have to agree. There are 4 other (inhabited) unincorporated territories of the US. if you're are counting PR because it is a commonwealth, so are the Northern Marianas. I totally support giving PR statehood if they want it, but I also support unambiguous JetPunk quiz questions :-)
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Level ∞
Sep 12, 2018
This has been fixed. I apologize for this mistake slipping through our moderation process.
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2019
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Level 33
Mar 16, 2019
I thought West Virginia was a lot bigger.

Interesting

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Level 64
Mar 16, 2019
I'm proud of myself, not for getting 10/10, but for doing it on 10 guesses.
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Level 44
Mar 16, 2019
west virginia! really!
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Level 57
Mar 19, 2019
Concerning naming USA states. Couldn't abbreviations be used like AK for Alaska, AR for Arkansas, etc.
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Level 37
Aug 22, 2019
Got New Jersey last. It may be one of the smaller states, but it is also one of the longest. Driving from New York City to Baltimore, Maryland you're in New Jersey for 2/3 of the ride.
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Level 57
Apr 1, 2020
Took me so long to get Hawaii. I was thinking about all the East states, then realized Hawaii is pretty small, and surprise! 10/10!
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Level 47
Jul 9, 2020
Nice quiz!
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Level 44
Dec 7, 2020
The order is wrong! The order is Rhode island, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maryland, West Virginia.
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2021
Oooh free answers!
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Level 56
Oct 12, 2021
thats the order in land area. this quiz follows the total area of land and water
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Level 54
Dec 9, 2020
I got West Virginia with 1 second left
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Level 60
Dec 9, 2020
My mind was trying to figure out what state in the north east I forgot. Totally forgot Hawaii existed
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Level 28
Dec 10, 2020
Great Quiz. Rich and thought provoking.
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Level 53
Dec 11, 2020
Noo, I was missing Hawaii and then on the last second I remembered it but I was too slow. Also, I literally randomly just guessed West Virginia and it was correct :D
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Level 20
Jan 4, 2021
cant believe i forgot new jersey............
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Level 73
Feb 19, 2021
Surprised Montana wasn't on here.
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Level 28
Jun 20, 2021
Montana is a the 4th biggest state!
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Level 53
Feb 28, 2021
The longer the name, The smaller the state
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Level 59
Aug 17, 2021
WV is an easy one to forget
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Level 31
Jul 4, 2022
9/10

forgot new jersey🤦🏻‍♀️

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Level 42
Sep 15, 2022
Dang, West Virginia. Didn't realize you were THAT small!
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Level 83
Sep 19, 2022
These are pretty tiny. I live in what is by far the smallest state in Australia, and it's bigger than all of these (though only just, in the case of West Virginia). On the other hand, if you go to Europe, these are comparable to whole countries.